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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 67,005 People

    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Been fighting it really hard lately.

    Seasonal affective has been hitting me, stress from school and the deterioration of my friend group.
    brettrocks96 brettrocks96 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M 15 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 18 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    Last year I had the worst depression in my life.

    I clearly remember the day that was the turning point for the better. I was out taking a walk in my neighborhood when suddenly it occurred to me that for the longest time I have been forgetting to have fun. That made me cry. I had a heart to heart talk with myself, and promised...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I overcame my depression,

    but growing past this requires now a shift in lifestyle and personal culture to prevent relapse and develop a more rewarding cadence to life. The comic below that I came across is something I identify with.... http://www.depressioncomix.com/posts/217/
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    again and again, I become more sad each time I

    enter ep I have been here since last october. each day I gain friend then next day I lost don't know why they may be not free or something I don't know in other hand ......I started to read the stories of members here I found they suffer more and I become too fragile from my...
    mustafasava mustafasava 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 15 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I feel like I'm numb all the time

    and nothing can make me happy and honestly im 14 im suppose to be living my teenage life but im in my room right when I get home from school and I don't leave until I go to school the next day and honestly I really wouldn't care if I died I would probably be more happy
    vanessa1718 vanessa1718 13-15, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Feeling really down today :-( I've been really

    unmotivated and depressed lately. The heavy schoolwork makes me crazy. My teachers, classmates and friends say they think I can get into uni. But, actually, I think I know myself more than them. Uni? I can't even handle my schoolwork well. I know Im not competent enough. Im not...
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 28 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 25 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    How can I help my boyfriend deal with his

    depression? I love him so much and it hurts my heart to see him go through all this pain.
    kaylaakionaa kaylaakionaa 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yea, so remember that scene in the the TV movie

    "Salem's Lot" where the Glick kid turned into a vampire and is scratching on the window wanting Danny to let him in??? Yep...that's how my depression feels today. I'm just sitting here minding my own business while it's scratching on the damn window wanting me to let it in.
    pollyprozac pollyprozac 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    it just gets worse and worse,

    i used to be able to hide it but i don't even have the energy to hide it anymore or pretend i'm anything else then depressed.. everytime i wake up i feel so depressed,and everytime i fall asleep i feel depressed because i know i'll just wake up here again. i don't want to commit...
    OccultumLapidem OccultumLapidem 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    - From a text I will never send - I'm sorry I

    keep disappointing you. I'm sorry that after everything you've done for me I still won't let you in. You've wasted so much time trying to help me but I keep pushing you away. I'm sorry that I can't seem to take your advice. I'm sorry that I'm so hopelessly insecure that if you...
    EverythingYouNeverKnew EverythingYouNeverKnew 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    OK IM NOT DEPRESSED BUT PLEASE READ.

    So I really like this girl and we have been talking for about two weeks my friend said she told him she likes me right? but here's the thing she dosnt want to date anyone or anything like that. so she is talking to this other guy and we are gonna fight over her. He's 18 6'2 Id...
    skate0rDie skate0rDie 16-17, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't understand; why am I

    so incompetent. I've been self hating myself for the past 24 hours and even thinking about killing myself, I know better and nothing will happen but it feels like nothing I do goes right. I studied extremely hard for my math midterms to only come into it and blank completely, I...
    Savions Savions 22-25, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Two am and the room's empty

    and so is she- staring vacantly at the ceiling, lost amid a swirling maelstrom of fragmented thoughts. When floating face-up on an endless ocean of darkness just try not to sink and drown in the silence. Close your eyes and hold your breath one misstep and you'll plummet down...
    EverythingYouNeverKnew EverythingYouNeverKnew 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I don't understand why people lie

    and say they care. They don't notice when they pass me, or even care enough to wave if they do. They chance a glance at me, most disgusted and filled with hate. Why do they act like we were close when they see the scars crawling up my wrists and arms?
    Sarabell00 Sarabell00 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    My friends decided to think of one word to

    describe everyone in our friendship group. My word was "bipolar", which is rather disheartening as I hoped to be more to them than simply a mental disorder.
    GeorgiePeg GeorgiePeg 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    (I can REALLY relate to this,

    especially when I encounter armchair mental health "experts") 
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    All the apps I find on my phone to test

    for depression I always get the same answer that I have severe depression. Should I be concerned?
    rainyday10 rainyday10 22-25, M 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dont you just love cats?

    my cat is so considerate he cuddles with me and licks my tears away. so considerate.
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I am just a burden to everyone

    and it really hurts. It causes a lot of loneliness which hurts a lot inside. It causes me to feel alone and like I don't belong in this world and not belonging anywhere is one of the most painful feelings I have ever experienced. it is raw and brutal and just makes me want to...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    It is an either a uphill battle

    or messy trench warfare. Either way, I am on the loosing side.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 204 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I'm sick of people saying

    that depression is a joke and that people who are depressed are just dramatic and weak . Depression is an illness , not a choice . We can't help how we feel and neither can most human beings . I hate waking up every morning , I hate bring around people and faking a smile . I...
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 7 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    So this morning I seen my counsellor

    and I spilled out everything I've been feeling lately like my suicidal thoughts, my relapse / my urge to cut, and my depression. I have to say, I feel so much better now.
    shiannee17 shiannee17 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today was harder than most.

    I'm at the point where I want to disconnect my mind from my body so I don't have to feel anything at all. There are no words to express the emotions I'm feeling right now...and that is the hardest part of all.
    magickmegs magickmegs 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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